Readalong is a short- term reading intervention in which students read while listening to the book being read on tape, CD, MP3 download or Playaway.

Students can also review the books and track their reading. After completing a six- week readalong programme students are awarded for their achievement. The following support materials are provided to schools:


  • Teacher Guidelines for Readalong
  • Information on Audiobooks and Suppliers
  • Reading Project Achievement Certificate
  • A variety of bookmarks


A  Readalong statement has been developedfor use in conjunction with this initiative.

As with all initiatives schools are required to evalaute the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative and are also invited to upload any relevant photographs.